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Author Modiano, Patrick, 1945- author.

Title Such fine boys / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti ; with a foreword by J.M.G. Le Clézio.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F MODIANO    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 186 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Margellos world republic of letters book.
Note Originally published as: De si braves garçons (Paris : Editions Gallimard, 1982).
Summary "As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris: abandoned children of privilege, left to create new family ties among themselves. Misfits and heroes, sports champions and good-hearted chums, the boys of Valvert misbehave, run away, get expelled, and engage in various forms of delinquency and disappearance. They emerge into adulthood tragically damaged, still tethered to their adolescent selves, powerless to escape the central loneliness of their lives in an ever-darkening spiral of self-delusion and grim consequence"--Back cover.
Subject Teenage boys -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
French fiction -- Translations into English.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Genre Bildungsromans.
Added Author Polizzotti, Mark, translator.
Le Clézio, J.-M. G. (Jean-Marie Gustave), 1940- author of foreword.
Added Title De si brave garçons. English.
ISBN 9780300223347 (paperback)
030022334X (paperback)
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